The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. He started life as Riley
B. King in one of America?s most impoverished places, the Mississippi Delta.
He had little but the dream in his heart and a destiny that would take him
around the world. Now he's an international music icon, and Blues aficionados
from all over the planet want to hear more and know more about B.B. King.
That's what's going to happen. With the building of the B.B. King Museum in
King's hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, the artifacts from his 60-year
career will be on permanent display. In B.B. King's eyes, however, something
far more important will take place within the walls of the museum: It's
called the Delta Interpretive Center. And it may be the bridge from abject
hopelessness to lives of fulfillment for Delta youth, many of whom have few
expectations beyond poverty, unemployment and untimely deaths.
The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, MS is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where
visitors find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history and
heritage of this unique American musical art form known as the Blues.
Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees, and
made a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is the state's
oldest music museum.
The Highway 61 Blues Museum in Leland, MS.
Visit the Howlin' Wolf Room, Friday House Museum, West Point, MS.
The Mississippi John Hurt Blues Foundation runs the Mississippi John Hurt
Museum. One of the Mississippi John Hurt Blues Foundation's primary
objectives is to preserve the family and musical history of Mississippi John
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